The Bad Abads


All in the family

EDITORIAL
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07/21/2010

It’s all in the Abad family, and President Aquino staunchly defends his pick of the Abad family members stationed within his administration.

As for Budget Secretary Butch Abad’s spouse, Rep. Henedina Abad, who is slated to head the House of Representatives’ appropriations committee — and will likely get this House post since it has already been bared by the incoming Speaker, Sonny Belmonte, that major House committee chairmanships would be Aquino’s decision — she says candidly that there is no such thing as delicadeza, claiming that her daughter and son, Julia, who is Presidential Management Staff (PMS) head, with Cabinet status who will be handling Aquino’s huge pork barrel; and Luis Abad, who is chief of staff of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, as well as her husband, the Budget secretary, are all qualified to take their positions in the Aquino administration.

“What is delicadeza?” Henedina Abad asked House reporters doing the story on the presence of too many Abads in the Aquino government, adding that there is no such thing as delicadeza.

The Abad family, bereft of delicadeza, as the Batanes representative herself admitted, since she interprets delicadeza as the antonym of competence, which she claims all of the Abads are equipped with, is now in full control of the government funds — from Finance and its agencies’ revenues, to budget funds to scrutinizing, or non-scrutinizing the funds, to congressional allocations, to disbursal of funds and spending–as the family directs.

Predictably, Noynoy Aquino came to the defense of the Abads, saying he has violated no law by appointing all the Abads in his administration, and pointing out that apart from Butch Abad being his longtime mentor, and his PMS chief having been his chief of staff, none of them has been tainted with corruption.

One wonders then why Noynoy and his sanctimonious ilk kept on criticizing Gloria Arroyo for having so many of her relatives in government. Or is it now a matter of Gloria being morally wrong in getting too many of her relatives in government and Noynoy being morally correct in having all the Abads, plus a few more of his relatives peddling influence while Noynoy sits in Malacañang?

So what does Noynoy call being a party to robbing the people’s sovereign will and waltzing, for five long years, with an illegitimate president whom he and Butch Abad supported and even actively pushed to be proclaimed president by Congress despite the blatant fraud evidenced in the election documents? Honest? Incorruptible? Defender of the people?

Noynoy and his Liberal Party (LP) chose to portray themselves as the “righteous” leaders, untainted by corruption and anomalies, and out to change the nation while bringing in reforms and eradicating all the claimed evils in society.

Since they chose to portray themselves as the “good” while all others are branded evil, these “holier than thou” government officials — led by the “most holy” Noynoy Aquino, must perforce be measured by higher standards. And do they fail those high standards.

It must then be asked: Why is Aquino defending the Abads who admittedly have no delicadeza to speak of.

If the Abads do not know the meaning of delicadeza, which is the rough equivalent of having a sense of propriety, or more aptly, having no shame, how can the nation then expect propriety and shame in what they — all four family members, in virtual control of government funds, their allocations of the funds, and even the disbursing of the funds — say and do, having no shame, and no delicadeza?

Since the Abads give no importance to delicadeza, anomalies, irregularities and even blatant malversation of public funds by party mates, relatives of the big chief, and even Cabinet members’ scamming the Filipinos would not be seen as wrong or shameful — as the Aquino government does not bother about delicadeza.

Come to think of it: When the PeaceBonds scam came into being, no one heard a peep from the LP, much less the Abads, with Butch Abad even being part of the infamous Hyatt 10.

If the Abads believed that there was no scam in the PeaceBonds, what then of other scams that will be perpetrated under the Aquino administration in the coming months, and even years, since for them, there is no such thing as delicadeza?

http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100721com1.html

Here comes the Bride!


Dream Lover!

Let’s talk about PeNoy’s controversial love life! Perhaps all the single ladies wanted to be part of his life huh?! Not because he is handsome, but he has  fame and fortune that makes him look handsome (cringing hardcore!) So what’s the gist of his future wifey?!

Quality time together🙂

Quality Time? ka diyan. Election is over and Shalani must to move over. The Aquino’s already used her from top to bottom, side by side and everything! Now, you can see her beside the dumpsite. Coming from a reliable source, It is not Soledad Shalani that PeNoy will marry.

The Aquino’s consider Shalani as a disgrace to their family and that’s the true colors of yellow blooded animals! Knowing Kris Aquino… what more shall I say. Pangalan pa lang alam mo nang di makatao!

Anyway, so who is the one that PeNOY will propose for marriage….

Ms. Liz uy (make-up artist and Ex-GF ni Papa John Llyod)

Liz Uy is one of Kris Aquino’s favorites! She’s also a Chinese, so fix-marriage is accepted. Now, boo hoo to Shalani and may the force be with her. Paglaban mo ang pag-ibig niyo ni PeNOY!🙂

Sweat Party


LP has one thing in common: Icky-Sweaty Politicians.

Basang Basang PeNoy!

Sweaty Stressed Drilon was not chosen by his peers to run as the Senate President. Boo Hoo Porky, Mang Kiko will do the honor instead. Unfortunately, people right now is becoming smarter as they see the funny stunts PeNoy and his puppeters. From being late due to bad stomach, from irritable fidgeting because he can’t smoke during inauguration rites and Military Awkward bloopers:

and more more more epic fails! I guess Liberal Party should not take the Senate Presidency or else we are all doomed! Even Mang Kiko Pangilinan is not even that competent! Maswerte pa nga siya at pinakasalan siya ni Showee! or else how can he won a senatorial seat?! even Simply KC featured Mang Kiko in her show as dagdag pogi points with matching cry me a river— obviously it’s all for the show. Now, people do you want another LP Trapo to rule?! I guess we all have enough yellow sweaty armies around.

ABS-CBN once again is trying to control things to make Mang Kiko Matsing take the Senate Presidency. I believe that we still have intelligent Senator’s that will vote for the right person for 15th Congress.

So help us God.

 

 

Late Mr. President Noynoy Aquino


Sweaty Victory for Penoy Simpson!

Now prove to us how competent you are, aside having Kris Aquino by your side with her pet Boy Abunda together with the whole cast of Glitzy celebrities.

And now, may I ask… why did your designer made Charice looks like Snow White? or is that you: Bumble Bee Girl?  As I turned on the television last June 30th I thought I was watching ASAP & SOP combined concert, di pala!  inauguration rites pala.

So I guess, Charice you have your seven dwarfs behind you🙂

Oh well, she gave justice to our National Anthem naman and aside from that we should be proud of our Li’l Charice because she’s now on:

Well, congrats to Charice!

It was quiet a show! kulang na lang ilatag na ang lamesa para sa baraha at inuman! very Penoy!🙂 I can’t help but wonder until when Penoy will hide his true colors?! I mean, No wang-wang? hello naman… hokay so be it. Then travel earlier like we normal people do para di ka malate Mr. President of the Philippines 2010. Kami ang Boss mo kaya sumunod ka! arf arf!

Not too impressive especially when you are going to mass:

By Thea Alberto, Yahoo! Southeast Asia / AP Photo

President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III arrived 30 minutes late for the red mass, a Catholic mass celebrating the 50th day after Christ’s resurrection.

Aquino arrived at Manila Cathedral 10a.m. The mass was originally scheduled at 9a.m.

In a chance interview with reporters upon his arrival, Aquino explained why he was late.

“May konting problema sa sikmura kaninang umaga [I had problems with my stomach],” said Aquino.

In a separate press conference held at Malacanang, Aquino said: “Main reason was I had an upset stomach. It took me a while to deal with it.”

Aquino noted that he also had a hard time catching sleep the night before, following two power outages at his Times St. residence. Aquino said in jest he was almost compelled to call the Energy Secretary.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda meanwhile said Aquino went home late last night after attending a fellowship with new members of the Liberal Party.

Despite being late, Aquino led the Prayer for Nation’s Leaders.

The mass, led by Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, was attented by Vice President Jejomar Binay, Chief Justice Renato Corona and some members of Aquino’s Cabinet.

P.S.

Try to impress us with other things aside from being late and no wang-wang pluez!

Teddy Locsin and his Words in Fire!


Don’t you dare mess with Teddy Locsin!

 

So you think Smart Matic can be bribed!? Oh Noy!

The Bitch is Noy


Our country just proved that the Filipino community who voted Sen. Noynoy Aquino are not using their brains when voting!

Who is the most famous bitch in the world?! I think it’s Noy. Hokay… too foul for description! But heck this is already a wake up call🙂 The Kamag-anak Inc. is back so purchase now their controversial book! :

Still selling like hotcakes! you'll never go wrong buying this golden book! MUST READ!

So if you are a thinking citizen, know your upcoming ehem… president. I just find it too lame… So dramatic. He didn’t passed any Law for goodness sake! His competency is epic fail but because of his sister stardom and fake sincerity… he won. Not only that, just because he is the son famous late Sen. Ninoy Aquino and Tita Cory..geesh people assumed he is that brainy like the two. Genes can be inherited but accomplishments and other qualifications to be a president. Damn it Noy…shame on you.

Anyway, It feels so good to let it out. Moving on, here’s some interesting entry from famous political blogger: OH NOY!

Kamag-anak, Inc. and sons of b!tches

Happy days are here again! Watch out for the coming of the PEPING!

“Maraming bumoto because of Cory,” said Peping Cojuangco during his phone interview with Ngoyngoyista Ted Failon and Ngoyngoyista in training Pinky Webb.

BUTI ALAM MO! I’m glad that this Kamag-anak, Inc. patriarch is, at least, acknowledging the truth of the matter.

Yes, it was not about platform or ability or track record. It was about blinding the people to the color of yellow. He even had a bit of unsolicited advice for Mar: that his handlers should have adopted yellow, too, and not blue, as his color.

I agree, and you shouldn’t have junked Mar, genius.

Fact of the matter is, the family had long ago showed a willingness to sweep anyone aside . Remember the late VP Doy Laurel? After sliding down to VP (at least he won), Cory then marginalized him.

So, really, are we surprised by the junking of Mar in favor of a “YELLOW” VP that is “Jejobama” Binay?

Meanwhile, brace yourselves for the return of Kamag-anak, Inc., even if Peping vows there is no such thing.

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The foul-mouthed brat strikes again… but he has a point.

Locsin loses it in House over his ‘baby’

By Leila B. Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:19:00 05/21/2010

MANILA, Philippines—Election automation was his baby—except that he didn’t expect it would turn into “Rosemary’s baby.”

Makati Rep. Teodoro Locsin lost his temper and cursed during a hearing at the House of Representatives yesterday, unsatisfied with Smartmatic officials’ explanation on why the election results transmitted by the voting machines had different time stamps that did not reflect the actual opening and closing times of the polls.

“You sons of bitches! You had us standing here guaranteeing to the public and to the world that even if fraud was committed, we would be able to trace it,” Locsin said.

“We never said that fraud could not be committed, but you said that we could trace it, and now you tell me, that at 10 in the evening you [referring to hackers] could do it and we would never know,” he said.

Several losers, mostly lawmakers seeking reelection, brought up the issue of the time stamp during the hearing.

They noted that while the voting was supposed to begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., printed election returns bore different times.

The lawmakers applauded him.

Locsin’s wife Louie was among those who lost in the congressional elections. She ran to replace her husband as representative of Makati’s first district but lost by a slim margin to Monique Lagdameo of PDP-Laban.

Locsin’s outburst came during a session of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms, which heard an array of complaints from losers in the May 10 elections.

His baby

After the hearing, Locsin explained to reporters that he was proceeding as if the anomalies raised were isolated cases. He said he would not draw conclusions about the elections just yet because automation was his “baby.”

“This was my baby. (It’s) becoming ‘Rosemary’s baby,’ but it was still my baby,” he said. He was referring to a suspense movie in the 1960s where a woman named Rosemary, who could not conceive, eventually bore Satan’s child after her husband struck a pact with devil worshippers.

Election officials said they were not offended by Locsin’s remarks.

Smartmatic explains

Heider Garcia, Smartmatic electoral systems manager, explained that the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines were stand-alone machines and reflected the time configured into their internal clocks before they left the warehouse.

Since they were not synchronized with any other machines, it was possible their internal clocks were not corrected.

The time stamp function was included in the PCOS machine in order to reflect the sequence of actions, Garcia added.

He said that even if the time stamp was inaccurate, the server would accept the election returns transmitted from the machine because it did not look at the time, but at the digital signature.

But Locsin was unhappy with the answer, saying he was assured that if voting took place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., it would be reflected that way.

“I didn’t know that 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. could be moved to 10 in the evening. Do you realize what a fool you’ve made of legislators who passed this law?” he said, his voice rising.

His S.O.B. expletive was stricken from the record.

Isolated cases

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Jose Melo said the discrepancies in the time stamp did not appear to be a nationwide problem.

“You saw it, there were only several of them complaining about that. These may be isolated cases,” Melo told reporters, adding that the poll body would look into the matter.

As for holding Smartmatic responsible for the time stamp discrepancies, he said that if it was not deliberately done and there were only a few cases, there may be no reason to do so.

Asked about Locsin’s expletive, Melo said he was out of the room at the time.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the time stamp from the PCOS machine was not that crucial because there were other procedures that would prove that voting took place, such as the printing of election returns in the presence of witnesses and the audit being conducted of the results.

“So even if the time stamp is wrong but if you take the interlocking safekeeps into consideration, you can establish when that data came out,” he said.

Jimenez also said it was the losers who were disputing the elections.

“They are using it to say that it seems that no election took place because the time stamp was different. That’s legal fiction … It’s in their interest to say no election took place because they lost but ultimately, if you take all of these elements again, it’s evident, you can see that elections took place and it was also printed at the right time,” he said.

Losers present evidence

Before the elections, some candidates felt that poll automation was heaven-sent. When the results came out, they seemed to think it came from hell.

One such candidate who seemed to have changed his views about automation was North Cotabato Vice Gov. Manny Piñol, who lost in the province’s gubernatorial race.

Piñol was one of those who presented to the committee what they said was evidence of fraud.

Piñol said he had high hopes for automation and even dismissed claims of those who said they were approached by certain people offering electronic votes for P300 each. He also thought Smartmatic would not risk sullying its reputation.

“I was dead wrong,” he said.

Prepared ballots

Piñol claimed cheating came in the form of thousands of prepared ballots that were fed into the voting machines in various precincts in the province.

He said he also discovered election returns given to watchers which were printed on thermal paper bearing the markings “Mastercard citibank.”

Piñol presented photocopies of the returns to the lawmakers. Election results were accomplished before the actual vote, he alleged.

Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino said that though the poll body provided extra rolls of security thermal paper to the election inspectors, some teachers might have run out of supplies and used other kinds of thermal paper.

Atienza’s grievance

Manila mayoralty candidate Lito Atienza repeated his earlier grievances, such as that the election returns bore different dates and times and that election results were prepared at the Manila City Hall.

Atienza lost to reelectionist Mayor Alfredo Lim.

Atienza also presented Manila City Hall computer operator Ronilda Reluya, who had alleged that her colleagues manufactured election results at an office under Lim.

Lim’s camp has denied Atienza’s allegations. Comelec has said the supposed election returns were monitoring documents that mimicked the format of real election returns.

Something in machines

Antipolo Rep. Angelito Gatlabayan, who also lost his reelection bid, complained about the 60 voting machines that a Smartmatic official had kept in his house for safekeeping. Two of these machines were opened, and he said he discovered something but was keeping it to himself in the meantime.

Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong, who also lost in his reelection bid, said the people in his district refused to believe the election results.

He said one election return from his precinct showed he was supposed to win by 102 votes, but when he checked with the Comelec, he lost by 13 votes.

Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella, who failed in his mayoralty bid, raised the issue about the discrepancies found in the random manual audit in his district.

Surrender passports

Speaker Prospero Nograles, in a text message, said Comelec should require Smartmatic officials to surrender their passports because they could not seem to explain the “electronic voodoo.” Nograles ran for Davao City mayor and lost.

In Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, governor-elect Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza claimed it was Piñol who resorted to “hocus pocus, vote-buying and rice distribution.” With a report from Rolando Pinsoy, Inquirer Mindanao

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So, shall we take off from this point and say: “You, LP sons of bitches! You cheated us, along with that BOBOMATIC! Do you really expect us to believe that the Abnoy garnered 40 percent of the votes? Really?”

Mr. Koala’s statement should be investigated fully. The runaway lead of Noynoy is unbelievable, to say the least. I don’t that many people are so easily fooled by yellow.

Truth About Noynoy’s Psychological Problem: Carmen Pedrosa


May 8, 2010 (Saturday) Carmen N. Pedrosa

The machines that will fail; letters from Boston

It is not as if it is being said for the first time. I repeat what others have said that failure of election will not come from the PCOS but from two other machines –  FV (Filipino voter) and FC (Filipino candidates).

The machines are so out of date, they cannot function properly for the selection of leaders for our country. The FV is out of sync and performs as if it has nothing to do with why he is voting a particular FC. The FC operates within this flaw and produces results with nothing to do with FV.

That in brief is the problem we face when the results are known after May 10. When disaster strikes and the country malfunctions (with candidates declaring beforehand that they will not accept defeat) let us put the blame on those who refused to accept that the machines are not and cannot work unless these are fixed.

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Among those I turned to in my quest for information that would help voters choose a qualified candidate to be our president is another family friend of both the Aquinos and the Agulars. They formed a tightly knit Filipino community in Boston. Let us just call him Jim because, he, too like so many others who have something to say about Noynoy as unfit to be president of the Philippines does not want to expose himself.

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Dear Ms. Pedrosa

Just when I think of giving up on RP…because it doesn’t want to be helped…I meet someone

of your high stature—who is into saving RP (from dud leaders?). I am naturally encouraged again.

To go into your inquiry, I am sorry to tell you that I do not have any medical information about Noynoy.

Seriously, I don’t hope to go into that route. I have always relied on my own personal observation and inference in evaluating

a person, and that is how I form my idea of someone who should not even think of being president.

I’m sorry to sound preachy, but I think it is time for us Filipinos to discern that way about candidates who simply “like” public positions, but which are out of their aptitude.

The Agulars and I stayed together everyday of my trip there leading to the Upsilon reunion at the Manila Polo Club. Steve and I belong to that Batch. And to his widow and son’s family, it was a sentimental reunion with “Steve’s brods.”

To this day, we are each other’s extended families, as when we both lived in Massachusetts.

Personally, I think the Agulars, (especially the late Dr. S. Agular), are apolitical. But they are very loyal to family friends. The Aquinos are one.

In politics, I am more loyal to RP ( the Republic of the Philippines. That’s why Gordon is my candidate. I wish to read more of your regular columns. I think we have many sensible things in common about what is good for RP.

This letter was followed by another.

Thank you for this attention…tho’ undeserved… but I would rather not be another ‘witness to corroborate’ the imperfections of Noynoy. I believe we have enough evidence in the open to convince a nation that Noynoy should best be left to himself…not running for president…and certainly not be used—not by his sisters, not by

his relatives, and not fussed about by the media.

Unfortunately, the RP media abetted this yet another political aberration. It’s our culture

and our habit to promote the bizarre and the incompetent, e.g. Erap, Lapid, Revilla, etc.

We prefer to be entertained, it seems that way. And this might sell newspapers,

but it carries no responsibility.

I could not believe, for instance, the headlines that came out from both The Philippine Inquirer and the Philippine Star newspapers. They actually hailed the dramatic internal struggle of Noynoy to make a decision for the ‘big plum.’ Is there a movie about this heir cashing in on a huge political inheritance?

That’s right…the media played a big part in making a Noynoy attractive to the millions

of impressionable voters.  Of course, it’s not lost in me that we (you & I?) might be that child yelling to the crowd that the king is shriveled in the head, and has no clothes.

But we have to look back some 30 years ago. How much can we rely on Pinoy “kantiyaw” humor…things said in anecdotal bantering of a small party of friends?

In MA then, I remember asking why…”itong anak ni Ninoy ang layo kung sumagot.” (not

in the presence of Ninoy, of course.)

And the answer I got was: …”kasi may kulang.” …which was consistent with what

I thought was a missing bolt in his head. (never occurred to me that he would run for

president, let alone his mother, Cory!…years after. Cory, I think, was a disaster for RP.)

Thirty years since…I repeated the incident, and the answer I got was: “ikaw naman…! ‘di naman gano’n ang ibig sabihin ng “kulang”.

And what did it mean? The explanation was that…he was “kulang sa pansin

ng tatay”….because all the attention was given to the (spoiled) youngest, Kris. And this, supposedly,

had a big impact on the “kid.”

I see…but not quite. I may get into EXPLANATIONS, but still this is not the DISCUSSION I want to get into

with my friends. So I left this matter to rest. Besides, it is a 30 year-old personal observation of a “kid”. Times have changed. I’m often chided. Even some people are able to get out of cancer, so I’m reminded.

Today, I am further reassured, “Have you heard Noynoy speak lately? He KNOWS how to speak in public now.”

And is this why ‘that kid’ is urged to run for president?!?

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These letters reinforce the opinion that the validity of a psychiatric report on a person’s ability to lead does not rest on whether the report was signed. Indeed the report can be true even without a signature.

What is necessary is that what it reports can be verified through other means. It is not the signature that makes the report. Experts arrive at their conclusions by observation, asking questions and then evaluating their observations through the prism of knowledge through textbooks and experience. Ordinary people can do the same without having formal expertise.

Reports do not become bogus for a lack of signature. The details of the report have been reported widely and interpreted by its readers according to what they hear, what they see, and make their own profile of the person concerned.